The Elders nominate Jonathan Merritt to serve as an Elder at Edgewood Baptist Church. The guidelines for elder selection as presented in the Church Constitution and Bylaws are listed below:
- The elders will inform the church body of an elder nomination by written notice. At least four weeks will elapse thereafter to allow confidential concerns to be brought, in a manner consistent with Deuteronomy 19:15 and Matthew 18:15, privately to the nominee, and if unresolved, to the elders. All concerns must be resolved to the elders’ satisfaction and the nominee’s calling of God must be prayerfully recognized by unanimous agreement of the elders.
- The elders will then present the nominee to the church and ordain him through the laying on of hands at a previously announced church service.